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    I have been watching this cult tv series for a while now, and it is just brilliant...Many Elements used in this series are the insprations for today's series, especially LOST.
    I recommend it to everyone, you won't regret it...

    Be seeing you...
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    There were many good spy genre series to come out in the 60's.-The Avengers,Danger Man/Secret Agent Man,The Man from UNCLE,The Baron,I Spy etc. but I agree spidey The Prisoner was the most intelligent(and addictive) of them all.

    Didn't have Emma Peel though.

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    another goog thing about the prisoner is that, every episode is considered independent, and makes sense when watched separately...

    by the way, Patrick McGoohan acts incredible, i just admire him...


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    McGoohan starred in, directed, produced, and wrote many of the episodes, sometimes taking a pseudonym to reduce the sheer number of credits to his name.
    He was the first choice for the roles of Gandalf in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and Dumbledore in the "Harry Potter" films but turned them down.

    Got that off of IMDB.

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    yeah, i read them too, he says as mel gibson will be remembered as mad max, he will be remembered as number 6...

    i wonder idoleyes787, have you watched the series?


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    I watched quite a few episodes but not the whole series when it was shown on some cable network a few years ago.
    Never got to see the final episode though so I don't know how it ended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdolEyes787 View Post
    I watched quite a few episodes but not the whole series when it was shown on some cable network a few years ago.
    Never got to see the final episode though so I don't know how it ended.
    I've watched all the episodes back to back a few times.

    Don't worry about not having not seen the last ep. The whole show is a fucking trip. Totally uncompromising and deliberately confusing.

    It demonstrates the hold McGoohan had on television at the time. No way would any TV company finance a show like The Prisoner these days without a completely resolved ending.

    There's a Hollywood movie in the works but I'd bet my left testicle that it'll be shite.

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    there are 17 episodes and now i am at the 14th episode, it gets me more and more wondered about the ending with the each episode...

    i don't find it confusing, everything is clear and clever...


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    I was talking about the last episode.

    Watch it and see.

    Don't wanna spoil it for you, like.

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    McGoohan has said he had to make a hasty retreat to the States because of the uproar over the ending.
    Didn't let the audience off with nice comfortable resolution I guess.

    Bastard.

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